As I’ve been doing a bit more road travel on Highway 99, I’ve had more opportunities to visit the town of Modesto. Similar to many of the Valley towns, Modesto, like Bakersfield has a reasonably developed dining scene.
Harvest Moon has been operating for at least 15 year downtown. I’ve only been recently stopping in Modesto, so I have zero expectations of any place I wander in to.
After speaking with the bartender Amanda, she said the crab sandwich was her favorite sandwich on the menu. “The crab is fresh, it’s not the processed stuff”, I decided to take her recommendation. I was a bit hesitant to order a crab sandwich in Modesto. I probably wouldn’t order one in Fresno or Bakersfield either. San Francisco, yes. But, I’ll bite on the recommendation.
True to Amanda’s claim, the crab sandwich was tasty. The crab was cold and well seasoned. While I may have a personal problem with adding cheese to shellfish, per my Italian heritage, I didn’t find the addition of cheese offensive. This was a good sandwich. The bread was slightly toasted and the individual elements were all fresh. I didn’t have any sides.
Harvest Moon seems to do a brisk lunch business with plenty of regulars. I’d be happy to sit at the bar again and take Amanda’s second recommendation when I come through Modesto again.